Ratings: Dixie Rises, Emily Owens Is No Ringer

Emily Owens MDEmily Owens, M.D. on Tuesday night made her debut to 1.7 million total viewers while scoring a 0.5 demo rating, opposite coverage of the second presidential debate and the American League Championship Series Game 3 (I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT).

Those tallies are 40 and 50 percent below Ringer‘s year-ago debut in the time slot, and yet… coupled with Hart of Dixie (up 11 and 20 percent from its season opener to 1.3 mil/0.6), The CW is reporting its most watched Tuesday since Nov. 29 of last year. Plus, it could/should be noted, Emily Owens drew 42 percent more viewers than Ringer‘s season series finale.

Elsewhere on the night: Dancing With the Stars‘ results show (12.7 mil/2.1) dipped 5 percent in an earlier time slot, The Voice (12.1 mil/4.6) was steady, Raising Hope (4.3 mil/1.7) dipped a tenth in the demo and Ben and Kate (2.9 mil/1.2) slipped 10 and 20 percent.

The Presidential Debate itself averaged 35.5 million total viewers across the Big 4, which is right on par with the candidates’ first face-off.